You won't believe how open Tatum was on final play of Game 5 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics suffered a brutal Game 5 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. It's even worse when you take another look at the final play.
Jrue Holiday sealed Milwaukee's 110-107 win with a steal on Marcus Smart. It was a stellar play by the three-time All-Defensive guard, but it all could've been avoided had Smart seen a wide-open Jayson Tatum calling for the ball.
Not a single Bucks player was near the Celtics' superstar in the final seconds, as you can see at the top left of the clip below. Boston needed a 3 to tie it and Tatum was alone on the perimeter.
Tatum would've had a chance to send the game into overtime. Instead, the Celtics find themselves down 3-2 in the series and on the brink of elimination.
Smart shared his point of view after the game.
"JT [Tatum] was supposed to come and get it but everyone was just standing around," Smart said. "We had no timeouts, there was a 5-second count, I just got open and tried to make a play. Jrue did a good job of helping. That's it, he made a good play."
The series heads back to Milwaukee for a do-or-die Game 5 on Friday night.